Source of Wealth:Consumer Goods
Full Name:Jamshyd N. Godrej
Occupation:Chairman and Managing Director of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited
Education:Illinois Institute of Technology
About Jamshyd N. Godrej
Jamshyd Godrej is the Chairman and Managing Director of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited who has an estimated net worth of $2.3 billion as of April 2016 according to Forbes. He is the 15th richest person in India and 376th in the list of World Billionaires.
Jamshyd N. Godrej graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1972. His estimated net worth of $2.3 billion has started accumulating when he joined Godrej Boyce as a director in 1974. He was involved in leading the group to top success in the areas of home appliances, consumer durables, office equipment, industrial products, consumer products and services.
Godrej is an S-trained mechanical engineer. He is the third generation member of the Godrej clan along with his cousin Adi Godrej. He has a 40% share in the family fortune along with his sister Smita Crishna. His fortune was up due to his holding and the rising value of the family’s estate in Mumbai. For more than 20 years already, he has been running the group’s privately held consumer durable arm. His son Navrose, who is a graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, sits on the board of the company.
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